The Work Conditioning (or OT Functional Strengthening) program at OAM’s Work Center bridges the gap between completing physical therapy and returning to a physically demanding job. You may be referred for Work Conditioning if you have achieved your desired range of motion, but not the level of strength you require at work. We focus on total body strengthening with special emphasis on your injury. Here, job-similar functional exercises are your stepping stones back to work.
OAM is one of only two dedicated work conditioning programs in West Michigan. During your rehabilitation, we incorporate tasks using materials (such as hand tools, boxes and ladders) and motions (such as pushing, pulling, carrying and reaching) like those you would use in your job. Our BTE Primus machine is the most advanced equipment available for hand & upper extremity rehabilitation: counting reps, adjusting resistance, and graphing your progress.
Our rate of successful case resolution is 85%. Thousands of patients have returned to their regular jobs in a full-duty capacity. Our department is staffed by a well-qualified team, including a Registered Occupational Therapist (OT) and Certified OT Assistants. All of our team members have more than 15 years of experience in Work Conditioning.
We treat patients of all ages, for any condition from your neck to your toes, which is the result of any work, auto or personal injury. You don’t have to see an OAM physician to take advantage of our services; we accept patients from any referring physician.